- August 4, 1940 - January 21, 2013
- Clearwater, Florida
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Eulogy for James H. Cosper II
James Henry Cosper II was born in Miami Florida on August 4, 1940 the son of Thomas and Jeanette Cosper. At that time the family lived on South Miami Beach. Jim was named after his paternal grandfather. He attended Miami Edison High School and the University of Alabama. After leaving Alabama, he went back to Miami for a short while and eventually moved to New York City.
In New York, Jim worked as a market analyst for Chase Manhattan Bank. After another interlude in Miami, he moved to Chicago and worked in the office for the Clark Oil Company. In Chicago, he met his lifelong best friend, Bob Vest. Over the ensuing years he lived in Memphis, Charlotte and Miami before a final move to Clearwater in the 1990's. In Clearwater he worked mostly for Cosper Construction Management, his brother's company. Jim retired in 2005.
He was very creative. He always enjoyed cooking and feeding a crowd, using his favorite old Southern family recipes. He also loved working in the yard. He had a green thumb and could grow about anything. Wherever he lived there were flowers.
Most of all, over many years, he loved his dogs: Cindy, Fifi, Sam, Annie and Reggie, and probably a few more. They were all special to him, but he especially loved his little mutt, Annie. It seemed Annie provided Jim with unconditional love and companionship when he really needed it. Her ashes will be buried alongside him at his request.
Jim never married, so he stayed very close to his extended family. He is survived by:
Extended Immediate Family
Tom Cosper & Marilyn Cosper, Denver NC
John Cosper & Carol Cosper, Jeffersonville IN
Dave Cosper , Clearwater FL
Hubert & Jenneane Martin, Gainesville GA
Mary Cosper, Orlando FL
Ann Colquitt, Byron GA
Nieces and Nephews
Hugh & Lisa Martin, Columbus Ohio
Karen & Marty Foster, Chicago IL
Wayne & Jennifer Martin, Gulf Shores AL
Kim & Mark Krecicki , Denver NC
Paul & Lisa Cosper, Keller TX
Lynne Cosper Lainis, Charlotte NC
John Cosper Jr & Jessica Cosper, New Albany IN
Dawn & Mark Adams, Jeffersonville IN
Mike & Sarah Cosper, Louisville KY
David L. Cosper, Clearwater FL
Katie Cosper, Orlando FL
Sarah Jean Cosper, Orlando Fl
Great nieces and nephews
Ashley & Chris Hegler, Dan Martin, Kara Martin, Mary Beth & Rob Patterson, Natalie & Andrew Castelan, Melanie Foster, Rylee Martin, Kyle Krecicki, Nicole Krecicki,, Shelby Cosper, Katie Beth Cosper, Nicholas Cosper, Madelyn Cosper, Harreson Lainis, Lydia Cosper, Sam Cosper, Mark Adams II, Alexander Adams, Riley Adams, Katie Beth Adams, Dorothy Cosper, and Margaret Suzanne Courage Cosper
A memorial service will be held on February 7th 2013 at 3:00PM at Crystal Beach Community Church, 625 Crystal Beach Avenue, Crystal Beach FL 34681. Donations to the church are requested in lieu of flowers.
Jim will be buried next to his parents in the Cosper Family Cemetery in Cropwell Alabama.
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2853 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, Fl. 33759